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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – October 2017

Published 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:56 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In the end-user marketplace, prices have remained fairly steady for most standards and project types, according to market sources.

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Global CO2 emissions steady in 2016, extending plateau into third year -report

Published 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Growth in global CO2 emissions remained stalled for a third straight year in 2016, according to an annual assessment by the EU’s Joint Research Centre and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

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NA Markets: Carbon prices diverge amid pre-auction lull

Published 23:14 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:26 on October 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices edged lower this week as buyers appeared to retreat, while a small rally in California looked stalled on Thursday.

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Ontario businesses prepare to lobby anti-carbon trading conservative party

Published 22:49 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:49 on October 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Carbon market supporters are rallying in Ontario to attempt to prevent the Progressive Conservatives from scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade programme if they win next year’s election.

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Steel and cement need breakthrough technology for Paris goals -study

Published 18:26 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:26 on October 18, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The big-emitting steel and cement sectors will require new technologies not yet discovered to ensure their future under the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature goal, a study found on Wednesday.

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Health concerns lead to offset restrictions in Alberta’s Peace River

Published 19:20 on October 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:25 on October 18, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Alberta’s energy regulator has tightened regulations over the venting of methane gas in the Peace River area of the Canadian province, leading to potential problems for project operators hoping to generate offsets under the solution gas protocol.

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California begins process of rulemaking for post-2020 cap-and-trade programme

Published 03:52 on October 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:52 on October 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California officials from the state’s Air Resources Board on Thursday began the process of adapting the cap-and-trade programme to new legislation extending the programme out to 2030.

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North American, East Asian companies drive 11% growth in internal carbon pricing

Published 13:11 on October 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:51 on October 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, South Korea  /  No Comments

A steadily growing number of global companies apply an internal carbon price in decision-making with those based in East Asia and North America leading the way, according to an annual survey by non-profit CDP, although the majority of firms have yet to price their CO2 emissions.

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Canadian govt’s CO2 pricing plan is constitutionally sound, says Manitoba-commissioned legal expert

Published 23:32 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:33 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian government has the constitutional authority to impose its carbon pricing plan on provinces and territories, a legal expert commissioned by Manitoba has found, adding that the Supreme Court would likely dismiss any legal challenge.

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Redwood forest project takes bulk of California’s latest 1.18m offset issuance

Published 22:43 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:46 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board issued 1.18 million offset credits this week, with almost a million going towards a new forestry project.

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